For Valentines I made Isaiah a GIANT toy snake. I had left over material from the curtains I sewed for his room-the material reminded me of snake skin, so that is exactly what I decided to make! I used beads for the eyes and stuffed the body with batting. I also top stitched a heart on the side of the snakes body to go with the Valentines theme! The snake is about 6 feet in length and I think it is a toy Isaiah will enjoy playing with in the future.
Friday, 15 April 2011
My Husband and I decided to not use bumpers, as recommended by the SIDS foundation. We also did not want to keep any stuffed animals in the crib either. But he had been given so many, we didn't know what to do with them all. I saw a toy sling on the Sears website for $60 and thought, this his something I could easily make! So I did, using leftover material. Therefore this project was $0! :)
For the first few weeks Isaiah's clothes were all over the floor so I finally had enough! So using scrap material I sewed him a personalized Laundry bag to match his bedding! I hang it off the side of his crib so it is very easy access.
Jungle Wall Art for Baby nursery. I painted these to go with the jungle themed room for our son. I saw a similar picture on internet and decided I could easily paint them at a much cheaper cost. Already having the paint and brushes in the house the only cost was $10 for the canvases. I must say my little boy LOVES starring at these pictures while I rock him in the rocking chair at night-must be the bright colours!
When I was a little girl every Saturday my mom brought me to a local craft store in the village of Wainfleet. The craft store offered children with tole painting lessons. After a couple years of lessons I started painting with my neighbour-her and her husband had a small business selling tole painted items. I really learned a lot about shading and perspective from her. I built and painted items such as shelves, benches, bread boxes, paper towel holders, plates, candles etc. I basically learned that EVERYTHING can be painted!
When I was a little girl and learning to sew I always told myself that for each of my babies in the future I would sew them each a quilt. So when I found out I was pregnant with a baby boy, my Husband and I went to Fabricland and chose material to make a quilt. After about 3 trips to the fabric stores we finally chose these patterns. As you can see I really love earth tones. The colours of the nursery are avocado green and Noah's Ark Brown.
I have always loved all types of crafts, but sewing has always been my favourite hobby. When I was 8 years old my mom enrolled me in "Kids Can Sew", I took lessons until I was 12. Honestly, I think it was the most useful skill I could have learned. Since finding out I was pregnant the skill has become much more valuable to me and I have enjoyed working on many projects for my little baby! Hope you enjoy them!